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September 4, 2012 4:30 p.m. ET
Jean Fontana - Investor Relations, ICR, Inc.
John De Meritt - President and Chief Executive Officer
Theresa Backes - Chief Operating Officer
Neill Davis - President
Cindy Thomassee - Interim Chief Financial Officer
Howard Tubin - RBC Capital Markets
Simon Segal - JP Morgan
Amanda Seguin - Jefferies
Edward Yruma - Keybanc Capital Markets
Richard Jaffe - Stifel Nicolaus
Betty Chen - Wedbush Securities
Janet Kloppenburg - JJK Research
Mark Montagna - Avondale Partners
Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Francesca’s Collections Corporate Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Earnings Conference. As a reminder today's call is being recorded. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following today's presentation we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to turn the conference over to Ms. Jean Fontana, Investor Relations with ICR. Please go ahead.
Thank you. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us this afternoon for Francesca’s Collections second quarter fiscal 2012 results conference call. On the call today are John De Meritt, Chief Executive Officer; Neill Davis, President; Cindy Thomassee, Interim Financial Officer; and Theresa Backes, Chief Operating Officer.
Before we begin, I would like to remind you that certain statements in this conference call constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements reflect the company's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that were expected. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements, please refer to the risk factors in our Annual Report filed with the SEC.